RYA Advanced Powerboat Course, we often run these so please drop us an email and we can put you on the email list when one comes up, usually run every couple of months.
This course is for leisure and professional boaters wanting to undertake more adventurous trips by day and night. Advanced Powerboat Related Links
This course is for leisure and professional boaters wanting to undertake more adventurous trips by day and night. It includes navigation at planing speed, weather and other aspects of skippering powerboats on more challenging passages in coastal waters. Given the nature of these passages Advanced Powerboat courses are delivered on our prestigious 7.8 metre Ribeye with a 250hp Yamaha Outboard engine. Anybody undertaking this course must have the practical skills of the Intermediate course and knowledge of navigation to at least the standard of the Coastal Skipper/RYA Yachtmaster Shorebased course. Requirements & Outcomes
Assumed knowledge - Candidates should be competent to the standard of the Intermediate Powerboat Certificate with a thorough knowledge of the navigation and chartwork to the level of RYA Coastal Skipper / Yachtmaster Shorebased certificate. It is strongly recommended that candidates hold a first aid certificate and a VHF SRC operators certificate.
Minimum duration - 2 days including at least 1 night navigation exercise
Minimum age - 17
Course content - Preparation for sea, boat handling, passage making and responsibility as skipper, pilotage, meteorology, rules of the road, use of engines, emergency situations, night cruising
Ability after the course - Able to plan and execute coastal trips and return to a familiar port by night
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